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Twisted Sister Drummer A.J. Pero Dies at 55

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Mark Weiss/Getty ImagesTwisted Sister drummer A.J. Pero has passed away at the age of 55. The band reported the news Friday on their Facebook page. “The members of Twisted Sister are profoundly saddened to announce the untimely passing of our brother, AJ Pero,” the statement reads. “The band, crew and most importantly the family of AJ Pero thank you for ... Read More »

Santana to Perform with Former Lead Singer Gregg Rolie at Upcoming Mexico Concerts

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Rubén Martin/ RCA Records; Glass Onyon PublicityCarlos Santana and his band will be bringing along a very special guest on their four-show tour of the guitar legend’s homeland of Mexico, which gets under way this Saturday in Monterey. Original Santana singer/keyboardist Gregg Rolie will be performing with the group throughout the brief trek. The other concerts will take place on ... Read More »

America New Releasing Album of Rare Recordings, “Lost & Found,” in May

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Entertainment One MusicAmerica is digging into its vaults to put together a collection of archival recordings for a new album called Lost & Found. The record, which will feature previously unheard original songs by Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell, will be released sometime in May, although it initially will only be available for purchase at the pop-rock band’s concerts. A ... Read More »

The Left Banke’s Michael Brown Dead at 65

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Michael Brown, far left; Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesMichael Brown, a keyboardist and founding member of the 1960s pop group The Left Banke, known for their hit song “Walk Away Renée,” has passed away. He was 65. Band mate Tom Finn wrote Thursday on the group’s Facebook page, “It’s my unfortunate duty to inform you that our leader Michael Brown died ... Read More »

Elton John’s Mom Hires EJ Impersonator to Sing with Kiki Dee at Birthday Bash

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ABC/Randy HolmesElton John‘s estranged mom reportedly hired an impersonator of her son to sing with the real Kiki Dee at her 90th birthday party. The Mirror reports Elton’s mom, Sheila Farebrother, hired impersonator Paul Bacon, who bills himself as The Ultimate Elton, to perform at her birthday party last Saturday. Farebrother hired the real Kiki Dee to join Bacon onstage ... Read More »

America Releasing Album of Rare Recordings, “Lost & Found,” in May

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Entertainment One MusicAmerica is digging into its vaults to put together a collection of archival recordings for a new album called Lost & Found. The record, which will feature previously unheard original songs by Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell, will be released sometime in May, although it initially will only be available for purchase at the pop-rock band’s concerts. A ... Read More »

2016 Soul Train Cruise Lineup Features Smokey Robinson, The O’Jays and Many More Stars

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PRNewsFoto/StarVista LIVESmokey Robinson had a big hit in 1979 with “Cruisin’,” and now the Motown legend is set to go cruisin’ together with a bunch of other R&B stars on the 2016 edition of the Soul Train Cruise. Joining Robinson on the lineup for the seagoing music extravaganza are The O’Jays, The Whispers, Tavares, Stephanie Mills, Billy Ocean, Atlantic Starr, ... Read More »

Madonna Takes Issue with Dolce & Gabbana

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Monty Brinton/CBSMadonna is the latest celebrity to voice her disapproval of comments made by designers Dolce & Gabbana regarding children born via IVF or surrogacy. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, who are gay and who were once a couple, reportedly lamented the use of in vitro fertilization and surrogate mothers to create families. Dolce said, “I call children of chemistry ... Read More »

Music Stars Pick “Strawberry Fields Forever” as All-Time Greatest Beatles Song in New “NME” Poll

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CBS Photography 1964 NME got an impressive list of music stars to participate in a new poll asking what the greatest Beatles song of all time was. Among the luminaries who took part in the voting were The Who‘s Pete Townshend, The Beach Boys‘ Brian Wilson, Beatles producer George Martin, John Lennon‘s son Julian and Nile Rodgers. The tune that ... Read More »

Paul McCartney to Perform at NYC Charity Concert in May

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Credit: MJ KimLast month, Paul McCartney played a surprise club show in New York City on Valentine’s Day, and now the Beatles legend has announced that he’ll be returning to the Big Apple for a charity concert scheduled for May 12. The event is the 2015 edition of the annual Robin Hood Foundation benefit, which will be held at the ... Read More »